EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing)
– Adrian Eustice DHP Acc. Hyp
Adrian is a registered EMDR Specialist Practitioner (Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing) and published international author on the subject of EMDR the approved treatment for PTSD and all anxiety related disorders and symptoms.
Adrian initially trained as a Clinical Hypnotherapist before specialising in EMDR where he has now been practicing for over 7 years, providing treatment for generalised anxiety, bereavement, adult survivors of abuse, rape victims, war veterans, and sufferers of PTSD, including clients presenting with associated addictions, OCD’s or memories of emotional or psychological terror or trauma.
Adrian specialises in treating adults and children from 4 years of age from clinics in Cornwall, Hertfordshire & London. Adrian is passionate about helping each and every client to create an immediate and lasting change within a single session. Being a survivor of child abuse, an eating disorder and Complex PTSD himself from service in the Armed Forces, Adrian has had first-hand experience of the dramatic and life changing positive and immediate effects of EMDR treatment, the reason why he changed career to practice EMDR to help others access affordable mental health treatment.
What is EMDR?
Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing is a psychotherapy treatment designed to alleviate the distress associated with traumatic memories. It is a highly effective treatment that can help you to reprocess grief, pain and trauma through the use of stabilising techniques and the use of eye movements with the support of a professional therapist.
EMDR is recognised by the National Institute of Mental Health as being 97% effective in the complete amelioration of Post Traumatic Stress and is recognised as being far more effective than drug therapy (74% effective).
Who would benefit from EMDR?
EMDR is a treatment for generalised anxiety, bereavement, abuse, rape victims, war veterans and sufferers of PTSD, IBS, Chronic Pain, Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia, including clients presenting with associated addictions, OCD or memories of emotional or psychological terror or trauma.
What to expect?
During an EMDR session the person will focus on the issue or trauma, whilst the therapist begins sets of eye movements, sounds or taps. The person is then asked how they feel and this process is continued until the memory becomes less disturbing or the associated feeling disappears.
For some sufferers of PTSD it may be difficult at first and often very emotionally overwhelming to disclose or discuss details of their traumatic events. EMDR however does not require any such disclosure, you don’t even have to close your eyes and with the use of specialist advanced techniques multiple traumas can be worked on in a single session. Where multiple complex traumas are present 2-3 sessions may be required and a ‘top up’ here and there in the future only where necessary.
A review will be carried by telephone around 2 days after treatment at no cost.
A single EMDR session costs £70.
Is EMDR Clinically Recommended?
EMDR is recommended by the UK’s clinical governing body the National Institute for Care Health & Excellence (NICE), the NHS and all international Western clinical bodies including the WHO (World Health Organisation).
Is EMDR a Therapy?
Therapies such as Counselling, Psychotherapy, CBT, Hypnotherapy and many more are ‘coping mechanisms’ that require ongoing therapy, helping you to cope in some cases with your thoughts & feelings, where as EMDR is a clinical ‘treatment’ not a therapy, that can resolve 100% of trauma permanently (in 97% of all cases).